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Republican Erika Harold for Illinois District 13 in 2014

How the former Miss USA 2003, Harvard Lawyer and Republican Hopeful can salvage the GOP’s Image and easy become the Democrats Nightmare in 2014 AND in 2016

Constitutional

Fact is the Republican Party has among many others two major problems; one is the trench-warfe between the establishment, the Independent and the Grassroots Conservatives on one side and second Problem the GOP has is a major image problem. Those are facts we cannot deny.

Especially the latter is a major issue. While Conservatives have in every aspect no matter if it is social, economic or any other issue the better answers, solutions and ideas, the Democrats sell themselves better by using general known Communication tactics (Topic of my next column) as well as Saul Alinsky tactics to give the GOP the bad image of a Racists, woman hating, coldhearted Party that only cares for the rich.

There is hope

Outspoken Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Liberty Issues and Ted Cruz “Missile” on ObamaCare not only rule the media but also the social networks among Grassroots Conservatives, Libertarians and Tea-Party activists.

Erika Harlod

But we also have to look into the nearby future and prepare for 2014 to maintain majority in congress and regain control over the Senate.

There are more true conservatives that need our attention and support. One of them is the young Lady I am about to introduce.

A young Lady that fights a fearless concentrated and neither in the regular media nor in the social media almost not-acknowledged fights for her political future in one of the Bluest States of the Nation – Illinois.

And it is a shame that she seems to vanish in lack of nationwide recognition because SHE IS the type of person we need in the GOP as the future. And she can drive the Progressive Liberals nuts, which sure is a major bonus.

She is outspoken, highly intelligent, young and beautiful enough to appeal to the younger voters has true conservative values without the Schoolmaster appearance of the Old-Man-Establishment.

Meet Erika N. Harold

Small town girl next door Erika N. Harold is everything but the “average Girl-Next-Door”. She is one of the most intelligent, interesting, and amazing characters in today’s politics.

Far away from the Democrat accusations of the GOP being a white-man-racist Party Erika is the living proof we are not. And she has a record that speaks volumes.

Erika N Harlod

Family Background

Born in February 20, 1980 Erika grows up in Urbana, Illinois a rural 37,000 people town with an amazing varied ethnical background.

On her father’s side she has Greek, German and Welsh ancestry and on her mother’s side Native-American, African-American and Russian descent.

Education

Erika attended University High school and Urbana High School in Urbana Illinois. In 2007 she graduated with a B.A. as a Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her law degree from Harvard University J.D. in 2007.

Pageant Reign

  • While still going to school Erika Harold was 2002 selected Miss Illinois. Her Platform was “Preventing Youth Violence and Bullying: Protect Yourself, Respect Yourself”.

Her Platform choice grew out of personal experience being the subject to sexual and racial harassment with teachers and school administrators having her concerns dismissed.

  • In 2003 Erika Harold became Miss America

Controversies

  • In the first week of her 2003 Pageant campaign she additionally adopted a dual platform for sexual abstinence. Of course not without being hammered by – you guessed it – Liberals accusing her of having a hidden agenda.

Washington Times Officials suggested a liberal bias on the pageant officials since they had no problem with the 1998 contestant running an HIV prevention platform.

She officially refused to drop the topic of sexual abstinence during a speech in 2002 at the National Press Club in Washington and received 38 support letters from members of Congress.

  • Recently Erika has gained unfortunate headlines as GOP senior Official Jim Allen called her in an email to “Republican News Watch” a “little Queen” and liken her to a “Streetwalker with the Democrat party and RINO Republicans as pimps

He later on had to resign over this remarks.

I guess we do a hell of a way better job the democrats ever can killing our own candidates with racial slurs and so play the democrats right in their hands. What a jerk Jim Allen is.

Politics (taken directly from her Website)

Taxation and Regulation

Erika believes that the government’s role should only be to build a framework or business that does not inhibit innovation or create excessive layers of bureaucracy. Narrowing the scope of power delegated to administrative agencies. A streamlined and modernized tax code and she opposes increases in individual marginal tax rate or capital gains tax rates.

Agriculture

Erika Harold proposes a Crop Insurance program to safeguard farmer’s needs. In addition she opposes implementations of burdensome regulations that undermine the agricultural industry. Recognizing the increasing global demand for sustainable and renewable energy sources, she also will support biofuels as a tool for addressing those demands.

Constitutional Rights

Erika’s landmark issues are individual liberties, religious freedom according to the First Amendment and to battle every attempt to infringe our second Amendment rights. Other than that she is he a firm believer of the Constitution itself and fights for proper limits on governmental power.

Human dignity

Erika believes in the Declaration of Independence and “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” She is pro-Life and supports reforms within the criminal Justice system.

For more on Erika Harold’s views on Policy go to her Website, Facebook Page or Twitter Account.

Unfortunatley Ms. Harold has not responded to my request to answer a few questions going deeper into her believes and stands on current political issues.

Sources

1)     Wikipedia on Erika Harold
2)     Erika Harold for U.S. Congress
3)     Republican News Watch
4)     PolicyMic – Erika Herold_Miss America tries to Save the Republican Party
5)     Meyer Capel Attorneys – Erika N Harold_Law Firm introduction
6)     UPI – GOP official resigns after calling Erika Harold a streetwalker
7)     Weekly Standard – Miss America vs. Mr. Incumbent

Perry: Texas will never turn blue

By Jonathan Tilove | Monday, February 25, 2013, 08:34 AM on Statesman.com

© by Statesman.com

WSJ: To question, “Could Texas become a blue state?” Gov. Rick Perry “emits a hearty guffaw”

“The University of Texas will change its colors to maroon and white before Texas goes purple, much less blue.”

Governor Rick Perry

Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry was in D.C. Friday and Saturday. He met with Republican governors, most of whom – but not Perry – also attended the winter meeting of the National Governors Association, which included a Sunday night dinner at the White House. (Perry returned home Saturday.)

The Wall Street Journal interview with Perry noted that, “Many political pollsters and demographers predict the state could get wobbly sooner than many Republicans think, possibly going blue by as early as 2020.

“Gov. Perry rejects that notion with his own version of “Remember the Alamo.” Why?

“It’s because of freedom,” he says. “People in Texas truly aspire to freedom. They don’t want government coming in and telling them how much of this or how much of that.”

“At heart, he argues, there’s just something about Texas. “Democrats are about government getting bigger and bigger and government providing more and more,” he says. “Texans have never been for that, and Texans never will.”

Not so fast

Not everyone in the Texas GOP shares Perry’s sure confidence.

At Real Clear Politics, Scott Conroy visited Austin and reports that, “While the knee-jerk reaction among many Republicans would be to dismiss the idea that the state could be competitive in 2016 — just four years after Mitt Romney carried it by 16 points over President Obama — Texas GOP Chairman Steve Munisteri is in no mood to sneer.

“In an interview with RCP, Munisteri said that he has long taken seriously the possibility that Texas could become a battleground as early as 2016, particularly if Hillary Clinton becomes the Democratic standard-bearer.

 

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Dan Branch: The eyes of the nation are upon us

By Jonathan Tilove | Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 07:24 AM

 Dallas Rep. says Texas must prove to the nation that the red mega-state can be governed not only conservatively but well.

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Good morning Austin.

This is Rep. Dan Branch , R-Dallas, speaking at yesterday’s day-long Texas Conservative Roundtable Policymakers Conference at the Omni downtown.

“Michigan and Ohio were once great economic engines. If i were California I’d be very concerned about the direction of my state. I mean there’s a state that added congressional seats in every decennial census until this last time. Texas added four new congressional seats. No other state added four. No other state added three. Very few added two. We are the states that’s moving and therefore, as everyone pays attention to us, we beter be responsible with that and show that a conservative, red state, right-of-center state, can govern itself and can solve the issues of the day, the problems and challenges of the day.”

That set the tone for the conference, which began with opening remarks by House Speaker Joe Straus, who said conservatives must “recognize that a healthy business climate requires more than low taxes. The people of this state, young and old, urban and rural, want to know Texas will have the water, the roads and the workers that we will need in order to grow.”

There were panels on education, transportation, healthcare, the budget, water and energy. Branch, who chairs the House Higher Education Committee, and others on the education panel, recognized that Texas is a state in some peril.

Bill Hammond , president and CEO of the Texas Association of Business. “Unless we get this issue we’re discussing right, unfortunately Dr. (Steve) Murdock (Rice University demographer) will be right. He’s predicted that by 2040, 30 percent of adult Texans will lack a high school diploma unless we do a beter job of of educating our young people. That’s third world country territory for Texas … Our best educated are old people like me and that’s not good for our future.”

Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock , R-Killeen, co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Public School Finance. “Unless we turn around the black student, the brown student, the poor white student, our future workforce is dismal.”

Branch said that on education, water, roads and power, Texas had to rise to the occasion.

“If we don’t succeed people will say, OK, you had low taxation, you had light regulation, but you failed in the most fundamental areas of limited government, you didn’t invest in infrastructure, you had a massive influx of people – 1,200 a day – and you failed to secure your future.”

It was hard to know exactly what to make of the Texas Conservative Roundtable, which is only about a year old. The lead organizer of yesterday’s conference was Chuck Hahn of Southlake, a Texan of relatively recent vintage who served as chief of staff to California State Senate Republican leader, Dave Cogdill.

AgendaWise last year traced some of its funding indirectly to Straus.

The conference had its corporate sponsors: BP America, ANGA, Pioneer Natural Resources USA, AT&T Services, the Texas Farm Bureau, Wagner Oil, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Hayden Oil & Gas and Gategreen Partners.

From Straus, who opened the day, to critical legislators like Branch, who peopled its panels, to Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst , who closed the day, it had heavyweight participation. But to call attendance light would be generous. Never more than 50 and sometimes fewer than 20.

“The whole point of this is not to have an agenda but to have a conversation,” said Dallas attorney Brigham McCown , a member of the TCR board.

But, almost as soon as it was formed, TCR issued a legislative scorecard for the last session and, after it develops an agenda for this session based on conversations like yesterday’s, it will do the same for this session.

Branch ambition

Gromer Jeffers reports in The Dallas Morning News that Branch is considering running for attorney general if Greg Abbott decides to seek another office.

“It’s not a burp; it’s barely a fart.”

That’s how California Gov. Jerry Brown dismissed Gov. RIck Perry’s California radio ads inviting California businesses to relocate to the greener pastures of Texas. The Dallas Morning News’ Wayne Slater reported that at media availability at a UPS distribution center Tuesday, Brown said the measly $24,000 radio ad buy, paid for by TexasOne, a public-private partnership, was too piddling to be taken seriously.

“If they want to get in the game, let them spend $25 million on radio and television. Then I’ll take them seriously,” said Brown.

Machine Gun Morgan

CNN host Piers Morgan, who backs an assault weapons ban, brought his show to a gun store in Katy, Texas, Monday night, where he tried firing a machine gun and interviewed Attorney General Greg Abbott , who, when asked why anyone would need such weaponry, answered: “The [Mexican] cartels and the drug dealers are crossing the border confronting ranchers on an ongoing basis in the state of Texas. They deserve, under the Second Amendment, to have the ability to meet force with force, which is what the Second Amendment guarantees. So these ranchers need to be able to protect themselves.”

On his Facebook page, Gov. Rick Perry , wrote that he and “all Texas law-abiding gun owners hope that Piers Morgan enjoyed Texas. He failed, however, to convince anyone that citizens should lose the ability to protect themselves and their families by having their 2nd Amendment rights and freedoms taken from them.” [……]

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Kick the Spending Habit– No New Tax Hikes

Column written by Theresa Catalani

Starting at the end of 2012 with the “fiscal cliff” negotiations, it seems clear that America will jump from one fiscal crisis to another so long as Washington refuses to acknowledge its addiction to government spending.  Like all addicts, they need to get beyond the denial stage before they (we all) hit rock bottom.

Republicans in the U.S. Senate at least seem to understand with their leader Mitch McConnell saying on ABC News, “The tax issue is behind us. Now, the question is what are we going to do about the real problem… Now it’s time to pivot and turn to the real issue, which is our spending addiction.”[….]

Read more of this interesting column by (©) Theresa Catalani here

 

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Theresa Catalani is a Nevada resident of 18 years and current Carson City resident. She volunteers in her spare time and is a local Precinct Captain. During the 2012 Presidential Election, Catalani Co-Managed the Northern Nevada Paid Voter Registration Program and Paid Walk Program under the direction of the Republican National Committee. During Nevada’s 2011 Special Election for Congress she worked as a Field Representative for the Nevada Republican Party.

Cut the Crap – Take One For The Team

Today I watched the first Formula 1 car race in this year’s season. Many ask me why I like this so much. Well, the answer is pretty simple, It is a race, one-driver-against-another, but at the same time it is a team sport.

Every Team, let’s say Red Bull Racing who holds the current world championship, has two drivers in the field who compete against each other and both drivers also fight for the so called Team-Championship.

In every race the drivers collect points and also the team collects points for technical improvements based on placing’s of the drivers. So it is just normal that at a certain point, when it is obvious a certain driver can’t win the world championship anymore (based on the collected points) he takes one for the team, protects the leading racer, and keeps the competitors back no matter if he likes his team partner or not – for the team championship.

What does this have to do with politics you ask? Everything – A Presidential race is not much different. We are at a point in the race where some contenders can’t win and it is time to take one for the team.

We have 4 Racers in the challenge Santorum, Romney, Gingrich, and Paul and 1 Team the GOP, the problem right now is nobody wants to take one for the team.

Status Quo

And while GOP contenders are busy smearing one another, throwing dirt on one another, and fighting senseless trench warfare on one another Obama has an easy game.

For the sitting president this election is like a 90yard rush into the end zone, touchdown included, with no defensive line there to try and block him.

All he has needed to do is sit back and quietly plan his strategy, and thanks to the ridiculous amount of GOP Debates he knows perfectly well what their strategy is.

And not only that:

Obama also places laws prohibiting every citizen from protesting against him without GOP candidates even reacting.

Obama Mocks the GOP contenders on gasoline prices – with no backtalk whatsoever (Watch the YouTube Video here)

Sends his VP Joe Biden into election mode spreading the word that the GOP has no clue about the middle class (of course in front of a crowd where the dinner cost $ 10,000 a plate).

And the list just continues.

Nate Beeler © - Obama's state of the Bracket

Voters and activists

In the 2010 Midterm election we all stood together, tall and united, knowing what was at stake.

But just like the candidates, the Voters are back where they were in 2008; everybody against everybody and no shoulder-to-shoulder standing whatsoever.

When I look at my network and read the comments I actually want to cry.

I can’t vote for Santorum because………..

I can’t vote for Romney because……..

I can’t Vote for Gingrich or Paul because……………..

He is a RINO, he is big Government, no he is not a RINO, no he is not Big Government, bla, bla, bla – it makes me sick.

My favorite line is: I can’t vote for either and before I vote for the second best I would rather not vote at all. Now this one really makes me sick.

EVERY VOTE NOT PLACED IS A VOTE FOR OBAMA
IF YOU DON’T VOTE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY RIGHT TO COMPLAIN

Here is a little lesson in political reality. My favorite candidate would be Lt. Col. Ret. Congressman Allen West of Florida, but he won’t run.

And since politics is not a “musical request program”, and unless anyone of the voters out there has the magic “Jeannie in the Bottle” that can bring the perfect candidate with a blink of her eye we all have to face reality, and pick one that is there.

And that brings me to the candidates

Who is left in the pool of candidates some like, some don’t. Nevertheless it is the best we’ve got right now and the true agenda in “The most important election in America’s history” is to kick Obama out, PERIOD.

Here is my question to the contenders (or some of them): Why do you run in the first place? 

a)    You run because you are truly interested in saving America

Then it is time to face political reality. Re-evaluate your chances by reality and not mathematical possibility and do the right thing.

Maybe you want to take from the example of Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), who was humble enough to know he is not going to win and took “one for the team”.

b)    You run because you are probably at an age where you think this is your last chance to gain the highest Office in the Country if not in the world

Then you better get out of the way. Your knuckle-biting does not serve anybody but Obama. This is not the time for personal conceitedness. We already have a self-absorbed narcissist in the office.

Where do we stand?

Whether you like it or not the fact is, based on delegate count, this has become a two-man-race between Mitt Romney (496) and Rick Santorum (236), with Newt Gingrich (141) and Ron Paul (66) pulling up the rear.

I was pretty much one of the first that brought up Newt Gingrich for President in 2011.

But I also was excited about Rick Perry, Michelle Bachmann, and not to mention that I was still praying for Lt. Col. Ret. Congressman West to reconsider and run. Reality speaks a different language and I have had have to face it too.

No matter where you stand on any candidate, the chances for Gingrich or Paul to still win the primaries are less than slim.

Ron Paul had his fun, and everybody agrees that some of his plans are absolutely the best choice for America. Bring our troops home, stop spending money on Wars we have no business being in, and keep our Money at home. But also some of his ideas are, well let’s say a good comedy. End the war on drugs by legalizing them? Give me a break.

He can’t win, that is also a fact. For a smart man like Congressman Paul it is time to endorse one of the front-runners and start supporting him.

Newt Gingrich had 2 resurrections already, but based on the recent numbers the chance of a third is dismal. He lost as a southerner in the Deep South against “Yankee” Santorum. That should be a message.

Another fact is that every political analyst from USA today to the Tea Party economist agrees that neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum can win if they both continue to stay in the race, BUT – together they can beat Obama.

Rick Santorum already mentioned that he would consider Newt Gingrich as Vice President. So – where is the problem Mr. Gingrich?

Be a sport, be humble like Perry and take one for the team, take one FOR AMERICA

This is a win-win situation for all of us. Gingrich gets his place in the white House, he can take on sleeping disorder VP Joe Biden, and battle him in debates, coach Rick Santorum to beat Obama in debates, while sharing with Santorum his profound knowledge and experience, and together fight for a renewed America.

That way we can make this what it already is – a two-man race between Santorum and Romney, and then the voters decide once and for all.

Meanwhile Newt Gingrich can start taking on Obama and his policies at every turn in order to prevent Obama from spreading his election message un-challenged.

And finally, (I’m almost begging here) close the frontline against our combined enemy Obama.

Candidates, Voters, Activist

This is a message to both, the candidates and the voters.

Stop smearing, whining, and nagging and acting like a spoiled 5 year old brat – or BOTH OF YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS OF OBAMA FASCISM WITH ONLY YOURSELF TO BLAME

We can’t always have what we want, but we have one combined goal and that is SAVING AMERICA FROM OBAMA or see AMERICA GO ALL THE WAY DOWN

And I said it before and say it again to the Voters – you might not like the current choice, but the only other choice is 4 more years of Obama. So

FACE THE DAM REALITY AND VOTE
FOR THE MOST AMAZING SHINING CITY ON THE HILL

AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL

 

© My name is Tom Lehner and I’ll be damned if I ever apologize to be proud American.
Copyright 2012 – All rights reserved

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Sources / Related Links:

Youtube – Obama answers Republicans on Gas Prices

Godfather Politics – President Barack Obama signs Bill that Ends Free Speech in Presence of Any Politicians

Washington Post – Joe Biden: Digging back into his roots to move Obama forward

From the Mind of Tom Lehner – my Endorsement for the Pres. Election 2012: Part 4/4 – Newt Gingrich

Washington Times – Five questions with Newt Gingrich

Michelle Malkin @ Townhall – The Myth of ‘Middle-Class’ Uncle Joe

Washington Post – White House moves into full reelection mode

Contraception – War on Religion, Socialism or simply Election Strategy

Personal Opinion

Personally, I totally oppose abortion of any kind, either by a surgical procedure or by using the morning after pill as a contraceptive. I keep with the State of Virginia whose Senate recently voted “Life starts at conception”.

This is my personal opinion on this topic.

“…And one more misunderstanding I want to clear up – under our plan,
no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience
laws will remain in place.” – President Barack Obama, 9/9/09

In 2009 when President Obama promoted his Healthcare law he courted pro-life Democrats (yes some of them do exist) with the promise that Abortion will not be covered at all.

A promise that has been broken immediately when Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid decided to move the whole negotiation of the Bill behind closed doors, declaring Abortion will be covered, and prohibiting any information on the outside followed by graciously granting Lawmakers “an ample amount of time of 72 hours” to read and vote on almost 3,000 pages of socialism.

In March 2010 President Obama signed an executive order confirming healthcare legislation will comport with a ban on federal abortion funding in order to return support for the legislation from anti-abortion Democrats

In February 2012 Obama declared War not only on Religions, but also on freedom loving Religious Americans by ordering contraception to be paid by every employer including church affiliations.

Contraception vs. Emergency Contraception

I was taught by my parents to use my brain before I go into any action or perform any stupid act, and take responsibility for my actions.

While I have no problem with contraception as preventive birth control, I do oppose the use of the morning after pill under the heading of “emergency contraception” when it is not an emergency, but instead irresponsibility.

Where do I see the difference? The first one is to assure prevention of pregnancy and an “emergency” would be rape.

However, no one, whether it is a religious group or an individual, should have to be “forced” to distribute and/or pay for it by a federal mandate.

Preventive Contraception

If a couple is in a relationship, but is not a hundred percent sure about the future of the relationship, and they are having sex they should be responsible and use contraception.

I personally disagree with sex outside of marriage, but this is a constant occurrence, which becomes even more complicated when there is an unwanted pregnancy.

An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure; so take responsibility in the first place because there are many preventative birth control methods available.

A married couple comes to the conclusion that they already have enough kids or another pregnancy would jeopardize the wife’s life – Additional reasons for contraception.

As far as I am concerned (and I can only speak for myself here) the safest solution for the latter example would be a vasectomy, birth control should not always fall on the woman.

The same rings true for teenagers. While responsible Christian families will educate their children on all forms of preventive contraception to prepare them for their future life they will primarily teach them to save themselves for marriage. Doing this and being a good role model, along with prayer is the best that parents can do.

And should, against all odds, something wrong and an unwanted or unplanned pregnancy occur with their children, they should deal with it like loving parents and support their children the best way they can. The best example here is Sarah Palin.

Actions have consequences and that is a simple fact. I truly admire Sarah for how she dealt with the situation and how tall she stood by supporting her daughter on that.

And again I stress the costs of contraception should not be the tax payers “obligation” this is a personal issue between the 2 parties involved and all of society should not be forced to bare the burden.

Liberal parents on the other hand teach their children that anything goes not worrying about the consequences. Why – because their ideology is to make society responsible for their own failures.

The most dangerous part is when governments adopt this false entitlement policy as an official agenda, stripping the majority of the country of their first amendment rights, and forcing them to adopt a policy that contradicts their moral and religious beliefs through silent agreement on behalf of an immoral life based (not race based) minority.

This is socialism at its best.

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.
(~~ Ronald Reagan ~~)

 Emergency Contraception

Emergency contraception, also known, as the morning-after-pill has to be taken within 72 hours of having sexual intercourse and in my opinion only constitutes an emergency when rape is involved – And no religious hospital should have to be forced to distribute it no matter what the circumstances are if it goes against their core religious beliefs.

An Emergency to me would not be described as sexual encounters at college, followed by the complete problem-solver dispensed in a vending machine, as it happens to be at Shippensburg College in Pennsylvania.

The liberals are always using the “separation of church and state” against conservatives, but in this situation they have forgotten all about it – Hence, the continued hypocrisy.

In other words the issue here has nothing to do with babies eventually born with terminal illness, or any kind of defect, or endangering the mother during pregnancy this issue is solely about “force” and total government control.

Contraception Mandate

I consider Obama’s contraceptive mandate not exclusively a war on religion, but primarily fascism. The war on religion is a welcoming side effect and a tactical tool.

The truth is that his approval numbers are fading and he desperately needs to gain support and the first place he turns to, the left wing extremists. The contraception mandate becomes a win – win situation for Obama.

History proves that every totalitarian ruler first destroyed religion in order to manifest his power. And if he can’t destroy the churches he needs to diminish the faith of the believers in the church organizations, respectively he needs to repress the execution of religious faith of the believers.

That makes Obama on the side of the abortionists /feminists which is a match made in hell.

In secular terms the tactical move could be seen as genius.

First he pushes the contraception mandate on the churches and employers knowing that that will raise a firestorm; and while the media goes ballistic over “the war on churches and the endangerment of the loss of First Amendment Rights” Obama appears to step back from the mandate by turning it over to the insurance companies.

Churches are nothing but organizations; the true churches are the believers in God who attend the church.

Some church organizations and media outlets consider this a victory for religion, Obama looks good and nobody seems to see that the true Christians are still the ones who’s rights are violated.

Now it is not the church organizations that pay for abortions, but the religious believers who are forced to pay for it through the insurance.

Either way you look at it contraception is still being funded by force of a mandate. The religious hospitals may get a temporary reprieve this election year, but mark my words it will not stay that way if Obama is re-elected. This is a comprehensive war against anything that stands in the way of “government” being God.

Once the power of the established churches is broken, the people will have nowhere to turn for assistance, nothing will stop Obama from becoming the sole ruler and dictator he so desperately desires.

The only winner are the godless left wing extremists, the feminists, abortionists, and of course King Obama himself.

The only way to stop this insane war on our freedom and beliefs, and the totalitarian fascism of Obama is to vote him out in November of 2012 – Otherwise the free society of America that has always been admired will be doomed and soon cease to exist becoming a Socialist Marxist Dictatorship.

 

May God protect and Bless our
America

 

 

© Copyright by Tom C. Lehner

Source

Washington Times – Virginia House vote states life starts at conception

From Charleston Gazette – Obama orders birth control coverage

UPI.com – Obama issues executive order on abortion

From Rush Limbaugh and Daily Caller – Democrat Congresswoman Gwendolynne Moore: Pregnancy is a Disease

Fox News – Vending machine at Pennsylvania college dispense `Morning after” pill

John Boehner – ObamaCare 3 month of broken promises

GOP Establishment and Mitt Romney vs. Tea Party and Gingrich and Santorum

The Florida Primary is over; Mitt Romney won over Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum with Ron Paul coming in last.

When listening to the conservative Tea Party Network and knowing that over 150 Tea Party organizations supported Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, and that they both had support from the most conservative leaders in America it really makes me wonder how could a Mitt Romney victory happen?

© Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

© Illustration by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times

But the main question is was this really a victory of the voters or was this a GOP establishment manipulated primary?

The best election money can buy as PJ Tatler on Pajamas media calls it.

Ever since the Midterm elections of 2010, a broad front of conservative voters united under a group called “The Tea Party”. They wanted to take the Grand Ol’ party back from the establishment, renew the conservative cause we once so proudly defended, and kick the RINO’s out of power. Successfully, we showed the GOP what true conservative voters are capable of when we helped them take back the House of Representatives – Something the odds were against.

However, since the GOP likes to go along to get along they want to silence the Tea Party in order to maintain their established power.

GOP

Grand Ol’ Party – Once the flag ship for Christian conservative values, honesty, integrity, limited government, and power through WE THE PEOPLE. It represented the “American Dream” of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness – NOT ANYMORE.

The GOP today is diversity preaching and engaged in all sorts of foul play just like the Liberals to hold on to their power.  It’s a tug of war in the same mud.  They no longer care about the voice of the people, the voters; they just care about keeping the status quo and keeping the “establishment” in tact.  It’s no wonder why WE THE PEOPLE have lost all confidence and trust in our so-called representation.

And yet the answer to right the ship is so simple. Stop being politicians and start being Statesman again. Stand up for less government and fiscal responsibility no matter what the cost, and keep your word.

However, instead of seizing the momentum of The Tea Party to strengthen the Republican Party so that Obama can be defeated the GOP does the opposite – THEY DECLARE WAR on their base the true conservative American voters.

THEY DECLARE WAR ON US – THEIR VOTERS and SUPPORTERS – UNBELIEVABLE

Instead of uniting the Conservatives and independents under one flag by working with them they divide the Conservative base even more, playing right in the hands of the Democrats – and for what?

Rush Limbaugh proved in ‘Real Clear Politics’ that the GOP’s joined forces with The New York Times declaring War on its own voters.

Limbaugh on Real Clear Politics: Bill Kristol on the Tea Party: “It’s an infantile form of conservatism.” Scott Reed, veteran strategist and lobbyist: “I think it’s waning now,” talking to the reporter of the story about the Tea Party’s influence. “Party leaders have managed to bleed some of the anti-establishment intensity out of the movement, Reed said, by slyly embracing Tea Party sympathizers in Congress, rather than treating them as ‘those people.’ Did he mean to say that the party was slowly co-opting the Tea Partiers? ‘Trying to,’ Reed said. ‘And that’s the secret to politics: trying to control a segment of people without those people recognizing that you’re trying to control them.'” This is a Republican consultant talking about how to neutralize the Tea Party. (Continue reading and watch the Video here)

Rush Limbaugh

Rush Limbaugh

The GOP in Ohio even wants to shut down The Tea Party period, as Godfather Politics reports.

Bottom Line is….

The GOP does not want a true conservative President in 2012. A true conservative President running on the principles of “Reagan Conservatism” for limited Government, Constitutional America, fewer regulations, less Taxes, and more power back to “We the people” would cramp their style.

The GOP wants a GOP puppet like John Boehner, who became Speaker of the House with help from the Tea Party (that we were good enough for), but as soon as he held the hammer in his hand he became a good GOP soldier representing power preservation, backdoor deals, and the betrayal of principles rather than standing up for true conservatism.

GOP Establishment/Elite (RINO’s) vs. Tea Party

The GOP establishment complains that grassroots Conservatives call them RINO’s (Republicans In Name Only) – Well, what else do you call people who “claim” to hold to conservative principles while running for office, but as soon as they’re elected they play “flip flop-balancing act politics” betraying and selling out everything the people believe in.

They add insult to injury by calling their own voter base “Grass Root Radicals”. And the GOP wonders why they lose elections.

Just take 2008 presidential candidate John McCain – He is the perfect example of a fence riding RINO that I can possibly think of.

McCain even dared to attack the Republican Tea Party Base as “Hobbits”.

Well, here is a message to Mr. McCain: The hobbits were the hero’s in the movie “Lord of the Rings” and typified the little underestimated underdog that conquers the big overpowering evil with determination and bravery, never abandoning the path of honor and faith.

Next time you want to insult “Us” Senator McCain – First get your facts straight or at least watch the movie. I am proud to be a hobbit.

And that is why the GOP prefers a Mitt Romney over a Newt Gingrich or a Rick Santorum. Romney is the perfect presidential version of John Boehner. A true party soldier who will make sure that he will not forget those who helped him into office, and I’m not talking about the voters I’m talking about the GOP.

Newt Gingrich IS a walking hand grenade for the GOP Establishment (and I say that with the highest respect) because he does not cater to them or their distortion of facts. He wants to change the establishment not preserve it, heeding the will of the people, and proving he is not a party soldier, but a leader – And that is NOT what the GOP establishment wants.

Rick Santorum is considered to be the “most conservative,” but has nowhere near the experience nor the record of achievements that Gingrich has to really threaten the GOP. And in my opinion, the GOP is giving Santorum just enough money to keep him in the race in order to derail Gingrich and assure Romney the victory.

Romney vs. Gingrich

After his victory in Florida Romney declared he wants to unite the GOP. How does he want to unite what he, together with the Party have previously divided through trench warfare?

Romney vs. Gingrich

Romney vs. Gingrich

Does he really think he can first artillery everything we believe in and then just miraculously say, oh now it’s over, and we are all one big happy family?

2012 Presidential election

If the GOP continues to fight against their base instead of listening to them this will be the last election for the GOP as a grand old party.

The call for a third party, widely ignored the past 3 years, becomes louder and louder. We are fed up that the elite think they can rule over our head. We are fed up with being treated like stubborn dumb children.

Let me make this clear Mr. Preibus, Chairman of the GOP:

YOU AND THE ELITE DO NOT OWN THE PARTY – WE THE REPUBLICAN VOTERS DO

And the winner is……

….Barrack Hussein Obama and the Democratic Party. The GOP financed trench warfare only plays into the hands of the radical fascist Obama regime. All they need to do is sit back and watch how we maul each other.

In 2010 we gave the GOP a chance to prove that they could do more than give lip service…  They failed.

All they needed to do was keep their promises and work WITH us and not AGAINST us… They failed.

Let’s hope and pray that at least the Tea Party voters can look beyond the polls, take one for the team, and vote for whom we really think can kick Obama out of office.

And maybe after 2012 start a third party – a true conservative TEA PARTY OF WE THE CONSTITUIONALIST PEOPLE

For God and Country, and the most amazing City on the Hill

THE UNITED STATES OF A FREE REPUBLIC AMERICA

 

© Tom C. Lehner 2012 – Copyright (All rights reserved)

Source:

Real Clear Politics – Rush Limbaugh: GOP Establishment Declares War on Tea Party

Washington Post – Florida Primary: Mitt Romney wins decisive Victory

Godfather Politics – Ohio GOP wants to shut out TEA Party

PJ Tatler @ Pajamas Media – The best election Money can buy

GOP Presidential Debate answer’s I hope for and never hear

Now that 2011 has passed and 2012 is here, the battle to take our country back continues.

The past year we had a marathon of GOP Presidential debates and different candidates taking the lead.

Throughout the entire debates the topics were always the same and then slightly adjusted to fit the current happenings in the world.

And so were the answers. All, and I really mean all, candidates were trying to give the right answers to appear “conservative”, but yet cautiously diplomatic to assure not to offend, insult, or really attack anybody, outside of each other. In other words a disappointing PR-show that leaves me to the point where after hours of debates I am still not convinced as of who to give my vote to.

None of them seems to be willing to grab the hot coals with their bare hands and give those answers, which many grassroots conservatives want to hear.

How to get America back to work

This is the one constant in every debate, and every candidate is determined to prove how “Reagan Conservative” they are in reciting, like a mantra, the “same ol’-same ol’” policy of lowering taxes, deregulating, and so on.

Only Newt Gingrich shortly mentioned one of the real issues, leaving that hot-coal-topic immediately and not going into details, and that is UNIONS.

One extremely important solution to get America back to work is to break the power-neck of the Unions.

The theory:

In theory Unions are a private-non-governmental-organization sponsored by the Federal Government and should provide “Legal Assistance to Workers who’s constitutional and Legal Rights as employees are violated”.

The reality:

However, Unions stopped “being” that a long time ago. Like most things, the initial idea is good, but then greed breeds corruption. They are a criminal Mafia style Organization and nobody seems to care or is too scared to do anything about it.

The fact that the sitting President, Obama, has an affiliation with criminals is evident; — Not without a reason he calls Second Generation Mafia boss “Jimmy Hoffa Jr.” his buddy (and he IS the son of a Mafia gangster) and plays golf during Christmas with a school friend who has been arrested in Prostitution charges.

Hoffa in Life Magazine

Hoffa in Life Magazine

In my opinion, this major entity that determines and influences politics has been misusing federal funds in order to funnel it back to the Democratic Party to keep control of their interests, without the average person the wiser. This is obscene and illegal, but unfortunately it has been going on for decades. In a nutshell, our government subsidizes criminal enterprise and there seems to be no politician willing to take them on.

In some states you cannot even acquire a contract as a contractor if you don’t pay your dues (in my book of law that is called: danegeld) to the Unions and submit to hire Union workers only. And if you refuse – well accidents happen all the time. This is clearly “criminal”, but normal since politicians and judges look the other way.

Unions are assured with their election contribution, their re-election.

And the very same Politicians and Judges grant the Unions the right to intervene in Companies decisions to either produce or preserve employment.

The fact is that in the past 6 months alone Unions have caused or endangered over 130,000 Jobs in the United States either by stopping to build a Boeing plant in South Carolina (a right to work State and mentioned by Newt Gingrich) or by stonewalling any negotiations with American Airlines which jeopardized over 130,000 Jobs and retirees.

Breaking the neck of the Unions and putting them back into their place is not only a small, but also a necessary key element to get America back to work. That is why I desperately want to hear the following statements from a candidate:

1)    I will make America a “Right to work nation” and make this a “Constitutional Amendment”

2)    I will audit the Unions and assure that funds given to this private institution are used proper to secure the constitutional and legal rights of American workers and workers under “legal Status”, otherwise Unions will be defunded

3)    I will make a clear commitment that Unions are a private representation and membership is voluntarily, and Unions are NOT to make policy or politics, but have only one duty – representation when asked for

But, I guess that is wishful thinking because everyone remembers what happened to Robert Kennedy.

National Security

Muslims

None of the candidates are willing to call things by their name when it comes to National Security. I agree, of course, that the two main pillars of National Security are financial independence (bringing the budget in order) and America’s military strength and position in the world. But there is a third Pillar, which gets completely ignored and that is National Security at home.

We don’t need to look for Muslim Terrorists in foreign countries they are already here; and they do a marvelous job of infiltrating our nation through their so-called “Representations”.

Islam Infiltration of America

Islam Infiltration of America

Of course not every Muslim is a Terrorist but 99% of all terrorists are Muslims.

Instead of cooperating with Law-enforcement Muslims take the position of “Victims of Discrimination” using this policy to avoid any cooperation and play the “Victim Card”.

Financing Terrorists all over the world, dismantling our Constitution, and trying to sneak Sharia Law into our court rooms calling it cultural heritage is NOT assimilation nor the practice of freedom of religion it is clear infiltration to take over our country.

And to make things worse, Hillary Clinton and the State Department just held a summit with Arab Nations to strike down the 1st Amendment making critics of Islam a crime under the pretence of “Inflammatory Speech”.

The UN sponsored this summit and the role model is similar to European Laws, which already bow to the Muslims.

I was actually waiting for one candidate to condemn this meeting in the last debate – BUT NOTHING.

Fact is, in order to assure a strong National Security we first need to establish a strong National Identity and that is, or should be, a clear commitment by the Candidates to a Judeo-Christian Heritage.

But that one is missing as well.

United Nations

A fourth pillar to a strong National Security is a strong National Independency.

Again, what I am missing with every candidate is the clear commitment to defund financially and withdraw politically from this senseless organization and make a clear statement that any interference in domestic issues through Agenda 21 or other policies will only result in a final disembarkation of this criminal corrupt organization.

This would not only strengthen America’s position, but also save us billions of Dollars as Ann-Marie Murrell of PolitiChicks stated with utmost precision in her column “Some Simple Solutions to our National Debt” on Patriot Update.

Kicking the UN would therefore be a double monumental victory for America. Saving us tons of money as Ann-Marie says, and making us independent from the UN, which would strengthen our Sovereignty.

Conclusion

This is just an excerpt of what bothers me with those debates.

Nothing but a lot of blah-blah, repetition, and the very same diplomatic packed political correct standard message hoping to please the conservative voters, but yet making sure that the other side is not offended.

Many of the conservative and independent voters are still undecided. You might think since we’re so close to the primaries that the candidates have convinced us who would be the best equipped for the job and who would truly and truthfully represent us, but I hear in my network all the time that it’s quite the opposite.

As long as the candidates are not willing to hit the nail on the head and call things as they are and walk away from the standard answers (Lord have mercy they have preached them so many times to us – I can recite those answers in advance), and give us the “right” answers, this election will be just another fiasco with nothing but RINO’s.

So please all you candidates out there – TELL US THE TRUTH; GET TO THE POINT AND START REPRESENTING US AND NOT POLITICS – WE THE PEOPLE fight for America, we work our behinds off to save this Nation, and the last thing we want or need is another flip-flopping coward – what we need is a tough conservative candidate to beat Obama and return the government to the people.

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Sources / Related Links:

Fox Business – Unions to Boeing: We’ll Tell You Where to Build Your Plants:

Fort Worth Star Telegram – Unions will learn the hard way

Newsbusters – Media Ignore Obama Hawaii Golfing Buddy Who Was Arrested in Prostitution Sting

Christian Post – US Meets With Muslim Countries That Want to Ban Free Speech in America

Ann-Marie Murrell @ Patriot Update – Some simple Solutions to our National debt

Austria’s love affair with Terrorists – or how to be a Super ‘Goody-Two-Shoes’

Zipping through European Newspapers, I came across some articles in Austria’s largest newspapers, Kronen Zeitung and Die Presse.

Austrian President Heinz Fischer, right, welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov 28, 2011. RONALD ZAK — AP Photo

Austrian President Heinz Fischer, right, welcomes Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, at the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria, Monday, Nov 28, 2011. RONALD ZAK — AP Photo

“Kronen Zeitung” Headlines “Palästinenser-Chef Mahmoud Abbas in Wien zu Gast“, Newspaper die Presse even goes a step further and headlines Palästinenser Präsident Abbas besucht Wien when translated means Palestinien President Abbas visits Vienna.

The question here is what President of what country? But that is not all of what really bothers me. What really got me thinking and writing this article is the way Mahmoud Abbas is being treated in Vienna.

Palestinien Leader Abbas visit in Vienna

Mr. Abbas arrived on Monday, November 28, 2011, in Vienna and was treated and granted rights in international protocol only reserved for a recognized leader.

Welcomed at Vienna Airport he was given full Military honors (An international diplomatic protocol that is usually reserved for heads of State) by Austria’s President Heinz Fischer of the Socialist Party of Austria (SPOE) and a vowed atheist.

During the visit the Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, also of the Socialist Party (SPOE) greeted Mr. Abbas.

Chancelor Fymann and Abbas - reuters

Chancelor Fymann and Abbas - reuters

The display of military honors is not what really made this visit so interesting. What made this visit and the treatment of Mr. Abbas interesting is what came after that.

Austria recognizes Palestine through the backdoor

President Fischer sure went too far on that day. In order to prove to the world once again its love affair with terrorist nations, President Fischer elevated Palestinian representation into an Embassy and therefore granted the Palestinian representation in Vienna the full honors of a “recognized Country”.

“Embassies in a foreign country are sovereign territory of the holding nation. For example, if you visit the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, the moment you enter the gate you leave Austria and enter the sovereign territory of the United States of America”.

President Fischer declared that this move was more of a symbolic gesture, but that is exactly the point.

Since May of 2011 Austria holds a permanent seat on the most powerful UN organization called, “UN Humans rights council” and on top of that is, next to New York (U.S.A.) and Geneva (Swiss), this is the third UN Headquarters and it also has influence.

Austria was also one of the leading nations that, against the European Union policy, lobbied in favor of an acceptance of Palestine at the UN.

President Fischer was right when he said this move was a symbolic move because it was a clear message to be directed towards the UN and the United States that Palestine is to be accepted.

And though Austria is a very tiny little country it does have (based on its balancing-act politics and love affair with Muslim countries as well as its close ties to former Soviet Union countries) a great portion of influence.

President Fischer message to Israel

Where Austria officially stands was publically shown after the final press conference.

Mr. Abbas’ visit to Austria was not just by coincident. He came right after visiting the, in Cairo exile living radical Hamas leader, “Khaled Mashal”. And he brought great news from the radical terrorist Organization Hamas.

  • Mr. Abbas once again claims that Palestine rejects all forms of violence

Sure, and the suicide bombers are ghosts; the bombs and rocket missiles are fired miraculously by themselves and this is all a big misinterpretation.

"Freedomloving peaceful Hamas Terrorists"

"Freedomloving peaceful Hamas Terrorists"

  • Hamas wants to contribute to calm the situation with Israel

And the jokes just keep coming.  I never knew Hamas had a sense of humor. 

First, how about Hamas stops sending suicide terrorists to Israel and stop murdering innocent Israeli civilians

  • For the first time Hams has agreed that resistance has to be a peaceful

Now that part made me laugh. For a moment I thought I read a comedy script.  

I guess the Palestinian Ideology of a peaceful resistance is buying more bombs and rocket launchers, and rocket missiles, sending more suicide Terrorists against Israel, adding more fuel to the tensions between the new Muslim leadership in Egypt against Israel, and increasing the terror worldwide to gain momentum.

  • And they would accept a Palestine within the borders of 1967 (Obama’s dream)

Sure, and Santa Claus comes together with the Easter bunny. That would endanger Israel’s security to the point of complete defenselessness and destruction. Besides, since when do Terrorists dictate the conditions? 

Somebody needs to tell those Terrorists that before there can be any negotiation they have to stop firing missiles against Israel and stop sending suicide bombers which murder innocent civilians.

  • Of course no words on acceptance of Israel

Of course not.

Mr. Fischer, of course, jumped right into that ship demanding from Israel to return to the tables of negotiations and stop “provocating” Palestine.

Well, Mr. Fischer should get his act together and information better sourced. The provocations always come from the Palestinians through bombings and terror attacks and ISRAEL HAS THE RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF.

Austria

 

Map of Austria/Europe

Map of Austria/Europe

 

Austria is an amazing country.

Scenic view of Austria's Salzkammergut

Scenic view of Austria's Salzkammergut

It has some marvelous scenic views from the alps in the west to the hills in the east, its almost 2,000 year old recognized historical and cultural heritage is a treasure and the people themselves, completely dissatisfied with their government, are some of the nicest and most cozy people I know – but their official representation and government is for the birds.

Judie Garland in "Sound of Music" filmed on location in Austria's Salzburg

Judie Garland in "Sound of Music" filmed on location in Austria's Salzburg

 

Some might say that Austria is too small to cause damage in the world, but Austria can be a thorn in the flesh when it starts using its economical and political influence.

Today, I am a proud American by the courtesy of the INS and a proud Texan by the grace of God Almighty.

My suggestion to the people of my birth country, Austria, “Get rid of those politicians they are taking you over the edge”.

To the official Austria – Stop sleeping with Dogs and start looking for new friends because the days of the Terrorist lover Obama are numbered and then blows a new political wind in the world and that wind does not negotiate with Terrorists and stands by Israel no matter what.

God bless ya’ll and God bless America

 

God bless USA and Israel

God bless USA and Israel

 

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